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Old 04-30-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
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Metal halide bulb squeeling!

My metal halide bulb is making a high pitched noise when I turned it on today. It is a coralvue 250w 20k bulb. The color is good and everything so I don't know why it is squealing. Anyone know why?

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Old 04-30-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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thats really wiered, make sure the wattage of the bulb matches the wattage of your ballast. and if it keeps doin thing bring it back to the store , it shouldnt do this.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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In most electronics when you hear a "squeeling" sound it means a capacitor is going to go soon. If your light does die on you, go to a local electronics repair shop and it can be fixed for about $10-20 dollars, and in about 10 minutes.
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Umm I shoulda asked, is it the bulb or the ballast? some ballasts aren't repairable.
if it the bulb.....Sorry I dont know
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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It's the bulb
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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I assume you have tried tightening the lamp in the socket...? A small arc could be causing this, just a thought.
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:47 PM   #7
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oh, also if this is a DIY job, make sure all the connections are secure etc. Whats the age of the lamp?
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